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Sunshinehoneyleo

676d

What effectively helps you cope/ correct your symptoms and side effects?

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    • beaver123

      672d

      What's helps me is .1 stress not having it not being around loud people yelling aruging i need to be able to claim my mind have no worries .if it.gets bad i use head phones .i also like to watch Chinese cooking shows there so relaxing

    • beaver123

      672d

      What's helps me is .1 stress not having it not being around loud people yelling aruging i need to be able to claim my mind have no worries .if it.gets bad i use head phones .i also like to watch Chinese cooking shows there so relaxing

    • Chronically_Awesome

      675d

      Therapy and meds are a big one. But some coping strategies are: making lists, mini dance party, accomplishing something small, eating a healthy meal, asking myself “is this thought helpful?” and if it isn’t then excusing it. I do worst-case scenarios too. Seems odd, but if I am worried about something, I think it all the way out as if everything I’m afraid of were to happen. Then I ask myself, “So? Would you survive?” You’d be surprised how often the answer is yes. Even if it is true that everyone hates you and if you ended up in a job that isn’t the job you want and if best friend stops talking to me, so…I can still survive and find different friends and a job that I like, it’s just different. It’s just a thought process that helps me. I try to remember thoughts are all thoughts, some might look different or be bigger, but they are all just thoughts. I imagine thoughts like clouds. They all eventually can float away and they don’t actually hurt me or anything. Maybe these are all kind of weird, but they help me.

      • Sunshinehoneyleo

        672d

        @Chronically_Awesome Thank you so much for all your advice! And I love the idea that thoughts are just clouds that float away 💖 Do you use any affirmation techniques?

    • izle

      676d

      Going on a walk because I mostly experience anxiety when I’m inside

      • Sunshinehoneyleo

        672d

        @izle I also enjoy going outside, walking and nature in general is so serene 💞 what environment do you prefer?

    • 134340trbl

      676d

      Physically leaving the area where I felt my anxiety is getting bad or start feeling worse physical symptoms, sensory grounding (like listening to music or feeling something hot or cold to take my mind away from the anxious thoughts) and once I'm as calm as possible I head back and try again with a lower anxiety level. Sometimes changing scenery is all I need.

      • Sunshinehoneyleo

        672d

        @134340trbl That's a great idea! I love to use grounding techniques to help me calm down 💖 what other grounding techniques do you use?

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